Sylvain Georges fails dope test at the Giro d'Italia

Sylvain Georges, Giro d'Italia 2013

Frenchman Sylvain Georges (Ag2r-La Mondiale) tested positive for a stimulate in the Giro d'Italia, announced the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) today.

Georges tested positive on May 10, when the race covered the seventh stage from Marina di San Salvo to Pescara in the south. The UCI sent out a press release at 14:36 local time today, after the 11th leg already left Tarvisio in the country's northeast without Georges.

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